Minor League Report.


AAA: SWB rained out

AA: Trenton rained out.

High A: Tampa (63-71) split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Lost 4-0, getting just 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo’s 3 errors led to 3 unearned runs.

Makeup of 8/27 rainout: Won 5-3. Castillo 2 hits, RBI. 1B Steven Sensley 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston (69-66) lost 8-5. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, .306. RF Josh Stowers 2 RBI. C Eduardo Navas 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2 solo HR.


Prospects heading for the Arizona Fall League.


From MLB.com

Yankees (Surprise): Daniel Bies, RHP; Glenn Otto, RHP; Donny Sands, C; Josh Stowers, OF; Brandon Wagner, 1B

Acquired from the Mariners in an offshoot of the Sonny Gray trade in January, Stowers has a chance to have four average or better tools, with his arm the lone exception. Otto has had difficulty staying healthy but can reach 97 mph and devastate hitters with his curveball when he’s at 100 percent.

Game 81. Bucs Beat Yanks, 5-2.

On any given day, any team can beat any team.

Such was the case Tuesday night when the Yanks suffered a disappointing 5-2 loss in the ‘Burgh to the underwhelming Pirates, 5-2. Game #81 marks the halfway point of the season, and the Yanks are 58-23, and the Yanks are up by 13 in the AL East.

Jameson Taillon didn’t have it, and the offense once again sputtered. Taillon gave up a solo HR to Daniel Vogelbach (whose physique, shall we say, is Ruthian?) to put the Buccos up 1-0 in the second inning. Pittsburgh got three more, including a 2-run HR by Jack Suwinski in the fourth to go up 4-0.

The Yanks had chances early but couldn’t come up with a big two-out hit. They finally got on the board in the fifth, when with one out, Isiah Kiner-Falefa doubled, and an out later, Aaron Judge singled him in.

Pittsburgh got another run in the sixth to go up 5-1. The Yanks scored in the eighth on a leadoff walk to Gleyber Torres, who advanced to second on a WP and to third on a groundout. With two out, Matt Carpenter singled Torres home.

At least Aroldis Chapman had a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth.

The Yanks got a look at a potential trade target, and also will tonight. CF Bryan Reynolds of Pittsburgh was 2 for 4 with a single and double.

Anthony Rizzo (sore lower back) is day to day and was a late scratch from last night’s game.

Some Yanks have been in a slump lately. Aaron Judge is 10 for his last 62. Giancarlo Stanton 10 (7 are HR) for his last 65. In his last three starts, Taillon has given up 14 R in 16 IP. Jose Trevino is 6 for his last 48.

Hopefully all of them get hot again soon.

Torres 2 hits.
Carpenter 2 hits, RBI
Kiner-Falefa 3 hits.

Taillon (L, 9-2) 5 1/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR. 3.63
Luetge 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.04
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.80

4th of July Minor League Action. Florial with a HR. Nice outing for Yulie at Low A.

AAA: SWB (36-43) lost 6-4.
CF Estevan Florial solo HR (10) #29 prospect .308-10-29, 26 SB
2B Derek Dietrich 2 hits, 2 RBI

Ken Waldichuk 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K. 2.52 #5 prospect (AA/AAA this year: 6-2, 1.99)
Zach Greene (H, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.51
M. Gomez (H, 2) 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.35
Mujica (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.12 (0-2, 3.58 combined AA/AAA)

AA: Somerset (47-29, won 1st half division title) won 1-0.
2B Jesus Bastidas 2 hits.
RF Michael Beltre 2 hits, solo HR (6)

Boyle (W, 5-4) 7 IP, 0 R, 7 H, 0 W, 6 K. 4.92
Maciejewski (H, 2) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.88
Craft (S, 5) 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.26

High A: Hudson Valley (39-37) won 8-0.
SS Trey Sweeney 2 hits, RBI. #6 prospect .227
2B Cooper Bowman 2 hits, RBI. #24 prospect .232
C Carlos Narvaez 2 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (7)
3B Cristian Perez 2 hits, RBI

Abeyta (W, 1-6) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K 5.59
Alvarez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.73
C. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.99
Ruegger 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.30

Low A: Tampa (34-42) won 5-1.
2B Benjamin Cowles solo HR (7)
C Antonio Gomez 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) #18 prospect .227-3-20

Yulie (W, 2-2) 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 10 K. 1 WP 4.64
Watson (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.97
Dees 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 4.05
Neely 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.25

First half report card.

With today being an off day (strange for the 4th of July), and tomorrow being Game #81, marking the midpoint of the season, time for the first half report cards. For a team 58-22, there will be some lower grades than you’d expect. Grades are not only based on performance, but also on whether that player has met the expectations you expected from him.

Jose Trevino. A. The Yanks knew they were getting defense, great pitch framing and handling of pitchers. No way did they expect a 112 OPS+ (100 is average) and some walk-off hits. A steal.

Kyle Higashioka. D. I’d like to give him a higher grade for his handling of pitchers and defense, but I can’t. Lost his starting job to Trevino. .164 and an OPS+ of only 45. Bat non-existent.

Anthony Rizzo A-. I’d love to give him an A, but for the .223 batting average. Still, probably the most dangerous .223 hitter in baseball, with 22 HR and 52 RBI. OPS+ of 140 puts him in MVP talks. Defense at 1B first-rate. Smart player even has 6 SB.

Gleyber Torres B. Getting back to the Gleyber we had in 2018 and 2019 when he hit 24 and 38 HR. 13 so far this year after 12 combined in 2020 (shortened Covid season) and 2021. OPS+ 123 solid. Much more comfortable now that he is back at 2B.

D.J. LeMahieu. B. Not the DJ. of the .300 batting average, but he has been competent and versatile. OPS+ 123 (same as Torres) is solid.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa. B. The Yanks didn’t get him for his offense (OPS+ 80), but to be steady at SS. A stop-gap until prospects Anthony Volpe or Oswald Peraza are ready. Leads team in SB with 12. Been about what you’d expect, a Bucky Dent type. Not much of a hitter, no power, steady on D, more speed than Bucky ever had.

Josh Donaldson D. Besides the unnecessary and distracting one-game suspension, he hasn’t hit like you’d expect. Just 6 HR, and this is a former MVP who has hit 24 or more HR in a season 7x in his career (26 last season) and who’s topped 30 in a season 4x. Only hitting .226. HIs OPS+ is average (102) but you expected much more pop from him. With Carpenter doing well, I don’t know why they don’t start platooning him with Carpenter. Donaldson seems to be showing his age (36).

Matt Carpenter. A. Has come out of nowhere to have 12 hits, 8 of them HR, in only 42 at bats. Dead pull hitter seems perfect for Yankee Stadium. Should be playing more, especially with Donaldson struggling.

Joey Gallo F. When will the Yankees pull the plug on this guy? A complete bust. Defense ok, but hitting .165 with just 9 HR and only 18 RBI. OPS+ just 74. Since the Yankees got him, he’s hit just .162 as a Yankee in 124 games, with 22 HR and 40 RBI, OPS+ only 84. 177 strikeouts in those 124 games, in 382 at bats (46.3 percent). Has hit TWO sac flies in his whole career. TWO. The grades I will be giving Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone below are lowered because of them continuing to go with Gallo instead of giving Estevan Florial (.311 at AAA) or Miguel Andujar (.315 at AAA) a chance. Hopefully Gallo is gone by August 1 and the Yankees get one of the following, Andrew Benintendi (my #1 choice), Bryan Reynolds (#1A choice of mine), Anthony Santander or Ian Happ to replace Gallo. Reduced to batting 9th. Dead weight. A Sonny Gray type who can’t handle NY. Time to cut the cord and admit Gallo has been an absolute disaster. But no one out there right now probably wants him. Could he be outright released?

Aaron Hicks. D. Not much better than Gallo, hence the D instead of an F. An absolutely horrible contract bringing down the team. 3 more years with an option for a fourth. Said in spring training he wants to be a 30/30 guy which is laughable considering what he’s put up. .221, OPS+ only 85. Defense good, 7 SB. Probably best suited for PR and defensive replacement, but 3 more years and $10MM a year for a backup OF/PR/Defensive replacement? Awful contract. And where is the power? Out of 45 hits, only six are for extra bases.

Aaron Judge A. What can you say? Possible MVP. 29 HR, 59 RBI, making a run at Maris’ AL and Yankee record of 61 HR in a season. Also has taken well to CF. 178 OPS+ and even has 6 SB.

Giancarlo Stanton. A-. As with Rizzo, the batting average (.245) brings him down a bit. But 20 HR, 53 RBI. And right along with Rizzo with an OPS+ of 141. Yanks are only 8th in AL with batting average of .238. They do lead the AL in R, HR, BB, 3rd in OBP, 2nd in slugging, OPS. OPS+ as a team, 116.

Marwin Gonzalez. C. It’s tough for backups to stay ready and produce when playing once a week. .250, average OPS+ of 104. Versatile.

Miguel Andujar. C-. Only hitting .245, but it’s hard playing when you know you keep being sent back down, even when you’ve done well. He has been asking for a trade and who can blame him? Not getting a chance, and even though his numbers aren’t great (.245, OPS+ just 61), the batting average is better than Gallo’s, and he puts the ball in play better than Gallo. Gallo does walk more (Andujar more the free swinger) and plays better defense but Andujar has improved with the glove. It’s a shame he doesn’t get a chance, what with Gallo stinking the joint out.

No grades: Tim Locastro (nice PR option/defense), Estevan Florial (.311 at AAA, like Andujar should be given a shot, he or Andujar, over Gallo. Yanks should choose between the two. Florial may have edge over Andujar due to being a lefty bat and 26 SB at AAA), Rob Brantly. None have enough MLB at bats to make a good assessment.

Now for the pitching. Here you will see all the good grades, except for one or two.

Let’s eliminate some pitchers who haven’t pitched enough innings to make an assessment:

Manny Banuelos, Albert Abreu, Ryan Weber, Luis Gil, David McKay,

Gerrit Cole. A-. He has not done badly, but not to the extent of dominance you expected from his huge contract. A couple of big clunkers (In Det and Min this year) brought him down a bit with the grade. Maybe I’m being picky. But still, you can’t complain too much about 7-2, 2.99. But he has given up the most HR among the starters, and those two starts in Detroit and Minnesota were brutal.

Nestor Cortes. A. Who’d have expected this? Best ERA among the starters and a CYA candidate.

Jordan Montgomery A. Only 3-2 because of no run support. As with all the starters, ERA under 3.40.

Luis Severino A. 4-3, but nice 3.35 ERA and remember, he hardly pitched at all for three years.

Jameson Taillon. A. 9-1. And coming off ankle surgery. All starters ERA under 3.40. Sweet.

J.P. Sears A. It took the rookie 15 1/3 IP before he gave up a run.

Clay Holmes A. Only has given up 2 runs all year. 15 saves. Has taken closer job from Chapman.

Aroldis Chapman. D. Started strong but shaky. Now just shaky. On IL for five weeks. Still with the control problems. Instead of trying to throw the ball through a brick wall every pitch, how about taking just a bit off in order to hit your spot? Has walked 13 in 14 IP. ERA 5.14 unacceptable for a reliever. Lost closer job to Holmes.

Michael King A. Been dominant. Reminders of Mariano in 1996 before Mariano became a closer. Huge weapon.

Chad Green B. Was ok and typical Green before season-ending TJ surgery. Still shaky in high leverage spots, though.

Jonathan Loaisiga F. On IL. Terrible 7.02 ERA before the IL stint.

Wandy Peralta A. 2.15 ERA.

Miguel Castro B. 3.51 ERA. Ok, not great.

Ron Marinaccio A. On IL now. Rookie has grown on me, not used in high leverage too much, but ERA 2.33.

Lucas Luetge B. Started terrible, coming on. 3.24 ERA. About as effective as Castro.

Clarke Schmidt A. Too bad he was sent down, he was doing well, esp. in those extra inning situations where he is at a disadvantage because of that stupid ghost runner rule.

Special shoutout to pitching coach Matt Blake A and bullpen coach Mike Harkey A-. Harkey’s grade is lower because of Loiasiga and Chapman. But teams’ 2.90 ERA 2nd in league. 131 ERA+. They deserve to be mentioned.

Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman. Both an A-. Cashman improving the defense with Trevino (getting rid of Sanchez) and Kiner-Falefa was huge. Same with re-signing Rizzo. 58-22 record, 13 1/2 game lead. So why only an A minus? Because of them continuing to force Gallo on us.

Minor League Games of 7-3-22. Florial stays hot. German rehabs.

AAA: SWB (36-42) won 5-1.
CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. #29 prospect .311
1B Jake Bauers 2 hits.

Brito (W, 3-1) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 WP 2.31 (AAA numbers)
Cordero 1 1P, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.66
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.26
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.64

AA: Somerset (46-29; won 1st half division title) won 8-3.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits #1 prospect .246 32 SB
LF Elijah Dunham solo HR (10) #26 prospect .261-10-38
CF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits, RBI. solo HR (6) #17 prospect .245-6-28
2B Jesus Bastidas 2 hits,
RF Blake Perkins 2 hits,
1B Chad Bell 2 hits, RBI solo HR (11)
DH Michael Beltre 2 hits, 4 RBI 3-run HR (5)

German 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.23
Spence (W, 3-4) 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 5.29
Coleman 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K. 2.29
Espinal 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K 2.15

High A: Hudson Valley (38-37) won 6-2.
3B Tyler Hardman solo HR (11)
1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI solo HR (9)
RF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI

T.J. Sikkema 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 8 K. 3 HBP 2.77 #19 prospect
Correa (W, 1-2) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.52
Panacual (S,1) 4 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 2.96

Low A: Tampa (33-42) lost 6-2.

Messinger (L, 0-5) 3 2/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 4 W, 0 K. 1 WP 4.46
Anderson 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 2 HBP 2.63
Milam 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.

Game 80. Yanks get 0 runs, only 1 hit in loss to Cleveland, 2-0.

Before the game, some moves. Ron Marinaccio to the IL, J.P. Sears brought up. Manny Banuelos traded to Pittsburgh for cash. In a minor league move, C Josh Breaux moves up from AA to AAA.

Jordan Montgomery made one mistake, and Sears finally gave up his first MLB run, but they were enough to doom the Yankees (58-22) to a 2-0 loss.

D.J. LeMahieu and Aaron Judge were given the day off, although both pinch-hit late in the game. Unfortunately, it seemed like the whole Yankees’ offense took the day off, because besides getting no runs, they only got one hit.

Montgomery gave up a fourth inning HR to Franmil Reyes, and the Guardians (I wanted to write Indians) got another run off of Sears in the eighth, Reyes again with the RBI, and it was all they needed.

It’s funny to have a 4th of July without the Yanks playing. They didn’t play on Memorial Day either.

Montgomery (L, 3-2) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.19
Sears 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.59 First MLB run he’s given up.
Abreu 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.55 (Combined 3-team ERA)

Minor League Action from 7-2-22.

AAA: SWB (35-42) won 4-3 in a game called in the bottom of the sixth.
CF Estevan Florial 2 for 2, 2 RBI. 2 solo HR (9) #29 prospect. .307-9-27, 26 SB.
SS Oswald Peraza solo HR (10) # 2 prospect .242-10-25
1B Ron Guzman 2 hits.

With Florial’s numbers above, and also the fact Miguel Andujar is hitting .315 at AAA, Yankees’ fans are getting a little upset that the Yanks continue sticking with Joey Gallo and Aaron Hicks. They’d rather see Andujar or Florial, or make a deal for someone like Bryan Reynolds, Ian Happ, Andrew Benintendi or Anthony Santander. We’ll see if a move is made this month, and what move.

Wesneski (W, 3-7) 5 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 W, 9 K 1 HBP 4.11 #7 prospect
Shane Greene (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.65

AA: Somerset (45-29, 1st half division champs) lost 9-6, as their pitchers walked 12 batters, hit a batter and threw a WP.
SS Anthony Volpe solo HR #1 prospect .242-11-41, 30 SB
DH Brandon Lockridge 2 hits #17 prospect .237
C Rodolfo Duran 2 RBI
3B Chad Bell solo HR (10)
LF Michael Beltre 2 for 2, 2 RBI. Solo HR (4)

Luis Medina (L, 2-3) 2 2/3 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 H, 5 W, 3 K. 2 WP 3.65 #11 prospect
Minnick 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K. 3.41
Myatt 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K 1.93
Ernst 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 4 W, 1 K. 4.20
Jennings 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 HBP 4.86

High A: Hudson Valley (37-37) won 2-1.
3B Tyler Hardman solo HR (10)
LF Pat DeMarco 2 hits.

Y. Gomez 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.23
J. Munoz (W, 3-1) 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1 HBP 4.84
Miller (S, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 5.30

Low A: Tampa (33-41) won 3-2.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits, RBI. #16 prospect .186

Champlain (W, 2-4) 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 8 K. 1 balk 3.79
Cortijo (H, 6) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.33
van Zijll (S, 2) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.25

SWB 8th in 10 team division, IL East. 7 GB

Somerset 6th and last in 6 team division at 1-4, 3 GB. Eastern League Northeast.
Somerset won the first half division crown with a record of 44-25.

Hudson Valley 5th in six team division, 3-5. 2 GB. Finished 3rd in 1st half with a record of 34-32, 9 GB.

Tampa 6-2 leads the Florida State League West.
They finished 6th and last in the first half with a record of 27-39.

Game 79. Yanks complete DH sweep by winning Game 2, 6-1.

The Yankees (58-21) completed a doubleheader sweep of Cleveland by winning the nightcap, 6-1. They now have a 14-game lead in the AL East.

Nestor Cortes, Jr. gave up a HR to the second batter he faced, but that was his only mistake as he was “Nasty Nestor” again, pitching six innings.

With two out in the top of the fourth inning, Anthony Rizzo (22) and Giancarlo Stanton (20) hit back-to-back homers to give the Yanks a 2-1 lead. The Yanks are the only team in baseball with three players with 20 or more HR (Aaron Judge has 29). The season isn’t quite at the halfway point.

The Yanks got four insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning. Rizzo and Stanton opened the inning with singles, and Josh Donaldson doubled in one run. An error after a fielder’s choice made it 4-1. After Joey Gallo walked to put runners on first and second, Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled in a run, Gallo going to third. A SF by Kyle Higashioka completed the scoring.

The Yankees bullpen worked out of jams in the seventh and ninth.

After the game, Miguel Andujar, the 27th man for the DH, was sent back to AAA. Ron Marinaccio was put on the 15-day IL with a shoulder injury.

Rizzo 2 hits, solo HR (22)
Stanton 2 hits, solo HR (20)

Cortes (W, 7-3) 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.44
King 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.27
Peralta 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 1 HBP. 2.15
Holmes 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.49

Game 78. Yanks Clobber Cleveland in Game 1 of Doubleheader, 13-4.

The Yankees (57-21) clobbered Cleveland in the first game of a DH, 13-4.

Gerrit Cole gave up back-to-back HR in the bottom of the second to put NY in a 2-0 hole, but Cole settled in after that.

In the top of the third, D.J. LeMahieu homered (8) to get the Yanks on the board. Aaron Judge then walked, as did Gleyber Torres. Miguel Andujar, up as the 27th man for the DH, singled in a run, both runners moving up on the throw. This tied the game at two, but then Aaron Hicks singled to put the Yanks up 4-2.

Hicks led off the top of the sixth with a walk, then Matt Carpenter homered (7) to put the Yanks up 6-2. Two outs later, LeMahieu walked and Judge doubled. Torres singled to make it 8-2 Yankees.

In the top of the seventh, Andujar reached on an error, and Hicks singled Andujar to third. A single by Carpenter made the score 9-2. Jose Trevino GIDP as a run scored, 10-2.

One bad part about the game was the performance of Aroldis Chapman in his return to the Yankees, coming off the IL. He faced three batters, walked all three, and two of those three scored in the bottom of the seventh as Cleveland cut the Yanks’ lead to 10-4.

In the eighth, LeMahieu and Judge walked, then executed a double steal. LeMahieu scored on a fielder’s choice, hit by Torres.

In the top of the ninth, Cleveland had utility man Ernie Clement pitch in order to save their bullpen for game two of the doubleheader. Clement gave up back-to-back HRs to Carpenter (8) and Trevino (7) for the final score of 13-4.

LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI Solo HR (8)
Torres 3 hits, 3 RBI
Hicks 2 hits, 2 RBI
Carpenter 3 hits, 4 RBI Hit 2 HR (8)
Trevino solo HR (7)

Cole (W, 7-2) 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR 2.99
Chapman 0 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 3 W, 0 K. 5.14. Walked all three batters he faced. Just off the IL.
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.33
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.24
Weber 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K 1.93

Minor League Action from 7-1-22. Krook perfect for 7 2/3.

AAA: SWB (34-42) won 8-1.
RF Estevan Florial 3 hits, all doubles. .301-7-25, 26 SB #29 prospect
CF Tim Locastro 2 hits, RBI
LF Jose Peraza 2-run HR (5)
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits, 2 RBI
SS Chris Owings solo HR (1)
2B Armando Alvarez solo HR (9)

Miguel Andujar was removed from the game for Peraza. It could be that Andujar was removed so he could make it to Cleveland and be the 27th man for the Yankees/Cleveland DH today.

Krook (W, 4-6) 7 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 10 K. 4.01 (Perfect game for 7 2/3, then hit and walk).
Zach Greene 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.73

AA: Somerset (45-28, 1st half division champs) lost 7-5.
SS Jesus Bastidas 2 hits, 3 RBI
3B Chad Bell solo HR (9)

Warren 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. 2.90
Loseke (L, 6-1; BS, 1) 0 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.76
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.17
Maciejewski 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00
Craft 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1 WP 4.38

High A: Hudson Valley (36-37) lost 6-2.
3B Tyler Hardman 2 RBI

Beck Way (L, 3-4) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 2 W, 3 K. 2 HBP 3.81 #21 prospect
Edgar Barclay 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.20 #30 prospect
Mauricio 1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 4.83

Low A: Tampa (32-41) lost 5-3.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits, RBI #16 prospect .181-4-21, 17 SB
C Antonio Gomez 2 RBI #18 prospect .218-2-19

Fitts (L, 2-6) 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.43
Holloway 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.10
Neely 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.37

Yanks ppd. Saturday split DH 12/6. Chapman back.

The Yankees/Guardians (how strange not to write Indians) game Friday was postponed. There will be a Saturday split doubleheader, first game at noon, second game at six pm.

Aroldis Chapman is back with the team, and to make room for him, Miguel Castro has been put on paternity leave.